Melbourne’s a vibrant, chameleonic city. You may find yourself standing in a quiet laneway in the CBD without realising that there’s a jazz band playing just a couple of metres away. Or you could be walking from one neighbourhood to another and suddenly find yourself surrounded by a completely different scene. It’s also a city brimming with ways to help the community. As Tim Jarvis recently reminded us, every action, no matter how small, helps.
Some of our curious, open-minded volunteers share their recommendations on their best picks of this city that breathes culture.
TEDxMelbourne role: Design Lead
A documentary: Rams by Gary Hustwit
Favourite foodie spot and what to eat: Sunda Dining – gotta have their truffle buttermilk roti.
Melbourne cultural gem: Heide Museum of Modern Art
An NGO/social or natural project where people can get involved and how can they help: SCARF: Provides hospitality training for young refugees and asylum seekers in high quality industry environments. You can attend Scarf Dinner events to be a part of the experience!
A quote: “Less, but better” -Dieter Rams
Your favourite TEDxMelbourne 2019 talk: An explorer’s guide to being limitless by Tim Jarvis!
TEDxMelbourne role: Licencee and curator
A podcast: Only 1! Moonshot. (Otherwise, “Lif-e. Af/ter” by our very own Jo Woo is an excellent serial)
A book / documentary: Dark Emu/ Cooked (Netflix)
Favourite foodie spot and what to eat: Moroccan Soup Bar– the chickpea bake is divine!
An NGO/social or natural project where people can get involved and how can they help: Girls In Tech – go to the next event
A quote: “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Your favourite TEDxMelbourne 2019 talk: I loved them all!
TEDxMelbourne role: Copywriter
A book / documentary: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
Favourite foodie spot and what to eat: Tetsujin – love a delicious Japanese bbq!
Melbourne cultural gem: NGV Friday Nights – What’s a better way to celebrate Fridays than good music and art?
An NGO/social or natural project where people can get involved and how can they help: Sacred Heart Mission – You can help people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness by volunteering to prepare and serve meals to disadvantaged members of our community, volunteer at their op shops, help with their Wellbeing and Activities program for those passionate about sports, yoga, gym sessions, the arts and general wellbeing and many more!
A quote: “A Man’s Station Is Only Limited By His Imagination.”
Something people don’t usually know about Melbourne… The legendary Ozzie spread, Vegemite, was actually invented in Melbourne.
Your favourite TEDxMelbourne 2019 talk: Going to Mars will force us to think about circular economies by Xavier De Kestelier.
‘We choose to go to the moon.’
Reflecting with one of last year’s Open Mic Night speaker’s Josh Brnjac.
Actors, singers, MCs and comedians make a living from speaking in public. What makes them different from the rest of us?